Careers at The Land Institute
The Land Institute is working on a solution to one of humankind’s most critical challenges: how to produce food without destroying precious soil, water, and ecological resources.
The long-term, game-changing nature of our mission is both challenging and fulfilling. Our people reflect the values of the prairie: diverse and perennial. Our staff members have come from several continents to The Land Institute’s modest home in Salina, Kansas to transform agriculture worldwide. For many it becomes a lifelong career. More than a few have been involved with — and have evolved with — The Land Institute for decades.
Jobs at The Land Institute include scientists and field and research technicians as well as positions in farm operations, fundraising, communications, marketing, finance and administrative.
Current Job Openings at The Land Institute
Accountant (Salina, KS) – This is a full-time, exempt position. The accountant ensures the accurate and timely completion of financial statements, compiles all financial information, and maintains internal control compliance, bank reconciliations, grants coordination, and other tasks that keep the organization in compliance with GAAP and displays our commitment to strong fiscal management. Applicants should have a Bachelor’s in accounting, CPA preferred, and a minimum of five years of professional experience in fund accounting with grant management experience. See full description here. To be considered for this position, interested candidates should submit a resume, cover letter, and contact information for three references to gro.e1553645365tutit1553645365snidn1553645365al@sr1553645365eerac1553645365. Review of applications will begin February 25, 2018. Position will remain open until filled.
Other Employment Opportunities
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Internships at The Land Institute
With thousands of experimental plots and tens of thousands of experimental plants, our permanent research staff can’t always keep up. Every year we rely on seasonal interns to help us out. All internships are paid positions. Although interns are often students, we consider adult applicants of any age and background.
Our interns gain valuable insight into the research programs of The Land Institute while assisting in the fields, seed processing facilities, and labs. Fieldwork includes hoeing, transplanting, and sampling alongside preeminent scientists working to develop Natural Systems Agriculture. Summer interns enjoy seminars with the staff and visiting scientists, but the majority of learning is gained from hands-on work with the research programs. Keep in mind that although the fieldwork is satisfying, it also can be physically challenging.
We generally require that interns commit to a duration of at least three months between May and October. Interns are paid and work ~40 hour weeks. Interns do not receive housing, but we help organize housing for those who request help. Rent is typically around $300/month. Most interns fall somewhere between sophomores in college to recently graduated, but there are exceptions on both ends of that gradient.
Applications for Summer 2019 internships are now closed. Please check back at a later date for other seasonal internship opportunities.
Current Job Posting at Partner Organizations
Our partners at the Forever Green Initiative at the University of Minnesota are currently looking to fill two positions that, among other responsibilities, will work on perennial grain crop commercialization. We anticipate these positions will collaborate with The Land Institute to commercialize perennial grains that our programs have in common. More information is available online for both the Supply Chain Development Specialist position and the Market Opportunity Development Specialist.
Graduate Students and Post-Doctoral Fellows
The Perennial Agriculture Project, a joint-project of Malone Family Land Preservation Foundation and The Land Institute, has an Individual Grants Program that awards grants to graduate students and postdoctoral fellows at partner institutions throughout the United States.
For more information, please contact Project Operations Director Rachel Stroer at gro.e1553645365tutit1553645365snidn1553645365al@re1553645365orts1553645365.
Apply for a position at The Land Institute today by sending your resume and cover letter to gro.e1553645365tutit1553645365snidn1553645365al@sr1553645365eerac1553645365